The Top 3 Adriatic Shore Excursions

Three of the best shore excursions for cruise passengers on the Eastern Adriatic

Did you know that we provide award-winning shore excursions to some of the world’s leading cruise companies?  In honor of that fact we’ve put together a rundown of the best shore excursions available on the Eastern Adriatic’s coast covering Dubrovnik, Split and Rovinj.

Dinner at a Local Village Family Home

Location: Croatia

Port: Dubrovnik

This half-day shore excursion takes passengers into Dubrovnik's picturesque countryside for a gastro adventure that delights all the senses, in the heart of green Konavle region. Hosted by the friendly Novakovic family who have lived in their traditional style home for generations, working the land, producing grape brandy, olive oil and wine, passengers get to see how people lived in this verdant valley and indulge in delicious local specialties. Highlights:

Vegetable and herb garden tour Roast home-cured pancetta over an open fire Tour of the historic house and grounds Three-course dinner of traditional dishes using fresh ingredients Introduction to each dish, its history and associated traditions by host, Niko Novakovic

Photography Tour with Ivo Pervan

Location: Croatia
Port: Split

Touring Split with renowned photographer Ivo Pervan is possibly the ultimate way to see this beautiful and historic city. For photography enthusiasts, this excursion is an incredible experience guaranteed to produce fantastic photographs. Rather than simply take passengers to photogenic sites in Split, Ivo inspires participants to tell a story with their photographs so that they depict local culture and customs as well as the magnificent surroundings. Highlights: Photography class by Ivo Pervan on board the ship Guidance from Ivo Pervan as you tour Split.

Experience Istra

Location: Motovun
Port: Rovinj

For food lovers, the Istra region in northern Croatia is quite possibly heaven on earth. This fairytale-like hilly region is home to the hilltop town of Motovun, possibly one of Croatia’s most beautiful. Excellently preserved, passengers wander the medieval town’s streets on a guided tour, learning about its fascinating history and discovering the Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance buildings. In Livade village, famous for its truffles, passengers learn about the ‘season’ and hunting methods before sampling the local treasure in specialties at a renowned restaurant owned by the most notable truffle hunter in Croatia. Highlights: Scenic drive to Motovun Guided tour of Motovun Visit to Livade village Truffle tasting experience For more information on our range of shore excursions for ocean cruises in Adriatic ports and river cruises on the Danube River, visit our website.


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